CRM PRAYER UPDATE – FALL 2017
Corrie ten Boom once asked,
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”
Our desire at CRM is for God to steer, provide, and bless all that He does through us. That is why we ask you to pray faithfully for us. Please pray for the following needs, especially for those who are waiting for funds to do their ministry:
- For INDIA – Pastor Chinnam Rajasekhar (Raj) has been waiting to conduct another Story Cloth training for new pastors and church leaders in India this fall. There has been increasing persecution of Christians in India. This makes it critical that leaders be equipped with small group processes that can be used in homes and small gatherings. They have found the Story Cloths to be a valuable tool in evangelizing and discipling others. Pastor Raj has even found the resources to print the cloths in India. CRM is praying for God’s people to help us raise $2,500 for 15-20 leaders to be trained and be given the resources to train others. We are also seeking to raise an additional $1,500 to provide a partnering mission called Alpha International Ministries with Story Cloths in other parts of India. As God leads, please designate your gift to “India Missions.”
- For ZAMBIA – Pastor Andrew Chapuma has been training teachers to train teachers how to use the Story Cloths in their schools. Government leaders have given us permission to go into all the schools in Zambia. Think about it – thousands of children learning about Jesus while the teachers use the stories to teach them math, science, spelling, etc. We started in the Northern most district of Zambia and have been moving south for the past three years. Pastor Chapuma is ready to conduct the training for the next district. We need to raise $3,000 to cover the cost of the workshop and the expenses of training around 25 teachers to teach teachers to use the stories. If God leads you to give to this work, designate your gift for “Zambia.”
- For KENYA-TANZANIA –This past year, we began the work of turning over more responsibility for ministry and missions to the Calvary Baptist Ministries of Kenya. In order to do this, they have requested more training for pastors, leaders, and their wives. My wife, Peggy, and I are planning to go to Kenya in January and conduct a developmental workshop for these leaders in January. Accordingly, we are asking our partners to pray about SPONSORING A COUPLE at $250 each. We need the funds for 20 couples in Kenya. This will enable them to attend a three-day conference teaching biblical principles for leadership and relationships. We are also planning a strategy-training workshop for five couples in Tanzania. Will you pray about sponsoring at least one couple for this training? This would be an excellent project for Bible study and mission groups. Sponsors will receive pictures and thank-you notes from Kenya
- For SOUTH SUDAN – Later this month, David and Renee Crane will be leading a team to train leaders in the refugee camps to use the Story Cloths to reach people in the camps. Their goal is not only to provide Story Cloths to those in the refugee camps, but also to give leaders mp3 players loaded with the various Sudanese languages. You can “Donate” on-line using the “Hiking for Refugees” link or by designated check to CRM. Please pray for their safe travel.
You can give your tax deductible donation on-line at www.calvaryroadministries.com or by mailing a check to CRM, 4100 Fulton Rd., Corryton, TN 37721. Will you join us in bringing these requests before the Lord in prayer and see God steer His people to give His provisions and blessings for His work through CRM?
Seeking His Face, Sharing His Grace (Psalm 67:1-2),
Alan McAlister, President